This is a “premier” world-class nutritional formulation. It contains an array of ingredients specially formulated in the exact combination and quantities to provide the absolute best protection available for athletes, fitness enthusiasts or others who may produce high levels of molecular free radicals. You will NOT find an equivalent antioxidant formula anywhere in the world.
While there is much discussion over dosage requirements of antioxidants, most of it revolves around general consumers — not athletes or fitness enthusiasts who tend to produce more free radicals (raised metabolism) than the inactive population. Therefore, dosage at first glance, may seem high. You be the judge.
In your body, certain oxygen molecules, called free radicals, are normally produced by your body’s own metabolism. But too many free radicals can cause problems. Many factors can cause your body to produce more free radicals than needed. These may include drinking alcohol, too much fat in your diet, too much sun, intense exercise and pollutants in the air you breathe. When your body produces too many free radicals, the “extra” free radicals prey on healthy molecules.
This is of particular concern to athletes.
Free radicals are extremely reactive molecules, created as a waste by-product by the body’s metabolic processes. They are so destructive that they are now regarded as primary agents of degeneration and death in nearly all living things. They have been shown to be responsible for the initiation of heart disease, aging, cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
Electrons normally exist in pairs. But free radicals have an unpaired electron. So they “raid” other molecules in your body to get an electron to pair up with, leaving the raided molecule short an electron. This causes changes in molecules (oxidation) that can eventually lead to disease.
Antioxidants prevent this process by releasing unpaired electrons to “neutralize” the harmful, free radicals (which then do not need to “raid” healthy molecules and cause oxidation).